Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba’s provincial immigration program is comprised of streams designed to nominate skilled workers and their families who wish to work and live in the province permanently. The MPNP is currently undergoing renewal.
Manitoba Business Investor Stream (BIS)
Manitoba’s Business Investor Stream (BIS), formerly the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business, or MPNP-B, is designed to attract experienced business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start a business or establish a farm in Manitoba.
The BIS allows the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) to recruit and nominate qualified international business investors and entrepreneurs who intend to and are capable of starting or purchasing a business in Manitoba or partnering in an existing one.
The BIS consists of the following business immigration pathways:
- the Entrepreneur Pathway; and
- the Farm Investor Pathway.
Manitoba Business Immigration Options
The Entrepreneur Pathway is formerly known as the Manitoba Business Stream, or the MPNP-B, and is for applicants seeking to establish a business in Manitoba. The Farm Investor Pathway replaced the previous Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
As a result of the MPNP’s renewal in 2017, the program launched an interim application process for applications accepted under the two BIS pathways dedicated to experienced entrepreneurs and farm business owners who can establish themselves in Manitoba.
Both Manitoba BIS pathways operate on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system whereby prospective applicants submit their intention to apply before they can apply to the program. Whether a prospective applicant is interested in applying as an Entrepreneur or Farm Investor, the submission of an EOI is preceded by a research visit to the province.
The MPNP’s interim process of completing online forms will end once the program’s online application system is enhanced and ready to process applications through the system.